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NATO Days are here again and will offer an exceptional security show!

15.09.2023, 21:01

With the participation of 19 countries, the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days will take place this weekend. There will be state-of-the-art equipment, three aerobatic groups, F-35 aircraft in the air and on the ground, and displays by the Army of the Czech Republic and security forces.

A historic premiere and a big attraction will be provided by the US and UK Air Forces, which will showcase the 5th generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft in a dynamic display for the first time at NATO Days. In addition to these, each nation will also display one aircraft in a static display and also a spare aircraft will fly in from the UK for the dynamic display. A total of five state-of-the-art aircraft from Lockheed Martin will arrive at Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport.

Visitors will also be interested in the premieres of new acquisitions of the Czech Army in the form of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, the UH-1Y Venom multi-purpose helicopter, the MADR mobile 3D radar and the Leopard 2A4 main battle tank. The Portuguese Air Force will also make its premiere at NATO Days, presenting the symbol of the alliance - the F-16 aircraft.

A total of five F-16 aircraft will be at Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport, and Eurofighters Typhoon of the British and Spanish Air Forces will be at the dynamic display. Three aerobatic groups will also perform - the Swiss PC-7 TEAM and the Polish aerobatic groups Orlik and Zelazny.  There will also be a spectacular display of aeronautical equipment on static display, where you will be able to see for the first time the Bayraktar TB2 drone, the Italian Tornado or the German and Luxemburg Atlas up close.

Helicopters will not be left behind either. An exclusive display will be provided by the CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter, which will be presented for the first time at NATO Days in the colours of the US Army. A Czech Mi-24 will bid farewell to visitors in the air and a Slovak Black Hawk will showcase its capabilities. The German NH90 and H145M helicopters or the Austrian Black Hawk will be on static display.

Ground equipment will also make its debut, as the K2 Black Panther main battle tank will be on display for the first time. In addition to it, Poland, a special partner country of this year's event, will also show the HIMARS missile launcher for the first time. In addition, visitors will be able to see the Polish KRAB howitzer, the Liwiec radar, and for the first time the GROM special unit will have a dynamic display with the Czech Republic's Task Force. Germany will present the most modern Leopard 2A7V tank.

The Czech Republic, whose security forces and armed forces form the backbone of the NATO Days, will again ensure the largest participation not only as participants but also as organisers of the event. Visitors can look forward to LRAD tactical deception devices or infantry fighting vehicles. In addition, there will be a large number of dynamic displays and there will also be canine experts with their displays on the cynology stand.

In total, visitors can look forward to 45 aerial and 42 ground dynamic displays during the weekend. The dynamic displays will last almost 21 hours in total. Nine and a half hours of entertainment will be offered by the air displays and eleven hours by the ground displays.

"We are very pleased to be able to offer the participation of five F-35 Lightning II aircraft, which is unprecedented in European security shows. We believe that these machines together with other interesting and modern equipment will attract a lot of visitors and we will all enjoy the upcoming weekend to the maximum," said Zbyněk Pavlačík, Chairman of Jagello 2000.

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23rd NATO Days in Ostrava & 14th Czech Air Force Days!

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